Guide to the Battle of Chancellorsville, Virginia Maps, 1998

Summary Information

Title: Battle of Chancellorsville, Virginia Maps, 1998
Collection: AC.893
Extent: 3.0 linear feet (1 oversize folder)
Abstract:

The Battle of Chancellorsville, Virginia Maps mark the movements of the opposing Union and Confederate forces throughout the course of the battle. The maps progress through the various engagements in increments of several hours each covering May 1-3, 1863. Detailed are the positions of skirmishers, columns, and artillery as well as sites of major advances, retreats, and non-battle actions.

Creator: unknown

Biographical/Historical Note

The Battle of Chancellorsville was fought May 1-3, 1863 in Spotsylvania County, Virginia. The opposing forces were the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia, commanded by Robert E. Lee, and the Union Army of the Potomac, commanded by Joseph Hooker. The battle was a significant victory for the Confederacy but resulted in the loss of Lieutenant General Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson who was severely wounded by friendly fire while trying to return to his lines after nightfall on May 2. Jackson died eight days later of complications from pneumonia and is now buried in Lexington, Rockbridge County, Virginia.

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of 12 color maps detailing the troop of movements of the Army of Northern Virginia and the Army of the Potomac during the Battle of Chancellorsville, May 1-3, 1863. Chancellorsville is located in Spotsylvania County, Virginia.

Arrangement

The collection is contained in a single oversized folder.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for use in the Dougherty Reading Room. An appointment for research is recommended. The Dougherty Reading Room is located on the 4th floor of Belk Library in Special Collections.

Acquisitions Information

The source of these materials is unknown.

Processing Information

The collection was processed and finding aid generated by Trevor McKenzie, November 2014. This collection was processed as part of a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission. The grant funded extensive processing of the backlog within the W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection between 2012 and 2014.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of materials], AC.893: Battle of Chancellorsville, Virginia Maps, W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina, USA.

Container List

  Oversize

Maps, 1998 

Folder 1